Join David and Matt for our community observance of Samhain in ADF-style ritual. Our work will focus on the energy raised by our fundraiser for Harvesters being funneled into symbolic Obols that will be offered to the well to pay for passage of those Beloved Dead who need help paying the fare of crossing. We will also be reading the names of those who have left this world since last Samhain. If you wish to add to the list please email it to RitualTeams@gaiacommunity.org or message David or Matt directly. We will be on Zoom, starting at 3pm for social hour and with ritual starting at 4pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84395354101
As always in ADF ritual there will be time for praise offerings, oaths, or check-ins regarding oaths previously given. You will find it helpful to bring a chalice and means to light your candle, a beverage you enjoy toward the end of ritual when we receive the return blessing, and any offerings you wish to present. If you wish to contribute to the Harvesters fundraiser, you may do so at this link
As the year begins to draw to a close, and the dark and cold time begins, it is natural to feel a sense of loss. And as Samhain approaches when the veil between the worlds is thin, it is natural to begin to think of people and things we no longer have in our lives. This sense is particularly poignant in this year of pandemic, change, and confusion. We invite you to come together to share in a safe and confidential space, our feelings of loss, our grief, and also, when and where we can find it, our reasons to hope.
What do we need to find emotional rest from inner and outer turmoil? Particularly in a time that we are cut off from many of our customary projects and methods of gathering, what will fill our cups? Join Kitty and Matt for an exploration of the Tarot suit of cups through story and guided meditation as we seek an answer. It will help to have clear water or a drink you greatly enjoy and a treat you would associate with receiving a blessing/having a special occasion. Bring with you an activity you enjoy, but haven’t been able to justify spending time on recently. This could be anything from artwork and crafting to that story you’ve been meaning to finish. You may also find it helpful to bring your journal or other means of recording your thoughts.